Taylor Swift performs ‘Shake It Off’ and ‘Riptide’ by Vance Joy in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge

by Martin
Live Lounge
Taylor Swift performing 'Shake It Off' in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge (© BBC)

Taylor Swift performing ‘Shake It Off’ in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge (© BBC)

Earlier this week BBC Radio 1 confirmed that they would be welcoming a very special guest to the Live Lounge for a very special performance.

Fans went into meltdown as the popular radio station confirmed that American beauty Taylor Swift would be gracing the Live Lounge as many have done in the past at midday today (9th October).

The songstress is in London anyway for a special challenge at The Shard in London for Capital FM, and thankfully managed to squeeze the BBC into her busy schedule.

Revealing the news to their thousands of Twitter fans the BBC said: “We can now reveal that @taylorswift13 will be in the Live Lounge for us on Thursday! Are you excited?”

All morning fans were tweeting and posting their excitement throughout social media as the clock slowly approached midday, it was a fairly long morning that’s for sure.

As midday struck the clock Taylor Swift finally joined DJ Fearne Cotton on her show for the Live Lounge thousands of listeners up and down the country had been waiting for.

Taylor Swift performing 'Riptide' in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge (© BBC)

Taylor Swift performing ‘Riptide’ in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge (© BBC)

Taking to the Live Lounge, which has welcomed some of the biggest names in music over the past few years, Swift performed of course her hit single ‘Shake It Off’.

Cover versions in the Live Lounge are always special and for Taylor Swift, she chose to perform Vance Joy’s huge hit ‘Riptide’ because she always wondered what it would sound like from a girl’s point of view and it didn’t disappoint!

Speaking to People magazine recently, Taylor chatted about her forthcoming album ‘1989’, which is due to be released on the 27th of October and she confirmed it won’t be about heartbreak.

Swift explained: “When I’m deeply hurt, I usually respond by writing exactly how I feel in a song, but I just haven’t been devastated in the last couple of years. I made the decision to spend time on my own and figure out who I am.

“Emotionally speaking, ‘1989’ is not a heartbreak record. My music is derived from what’s happening in my personal life, and I haven’t had my heart broken” she added.

We’ll update this post as soon as a video for ‘Shake It Off’ has been made available, keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for an update!